The resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith. It’s not in the outfield somewhere picking at ant hills. It’s home plate.
So whether or not you take it seriously is VERY important. In fact, in 1 Corinthians 15:17 Paul said that “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.”
So you need to plant your feet firmly on the empty tomb.
But to be honest, a lot of us have been told things that undermine our belief. There are tonnes of conspiracy theories out there designed to shake our faith in the risen Jesus.
So today I’m here to tell you that if a doubt has crept into your mind, and if you leave it alone and don’t explore it further, it’s like discovering a growing tumor in your body and deciding not to do anything about it. It can prove disastrous.
The good news is that every major conspiracy theory about the resurrection has a sound and reasonable rebuttal. In fact, what a lot of people think are stumbling blocks to belief turn out to be evidences for belief.
To that end, I’ve produced a blog that responds to the four major conspiracy theories about the resurrection. I’ve also presented several others arguments which bolster your faith in the resurrected Jesus. You can read it here.
I just really believe that how you use your brain is a part of your devotion to God. Reason to your faith is like walls to your house—it gives it strength, structure, and guards against collapse.
So use your brain and let God build you up on the firm foundation of the resurrected Jesus.
By Matthew Ruttan
-What if there were actual reasons for believing in the resurrection? My latest blog (based on Sunday’s podcast) responds to the 4 major conspiracy theories against the resurrection and outlines other evidences that bolster the foundation of the faith. It’s called “Is there evidence for the resurrection? (The rush of reason)” and you can listen in here. (If you’d prefer to listen to the audio podcast version you can do that here.) Enjoy!